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by FourthStone
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 2024
Views: 163416

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Inspired by bit...
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by FourthStone
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 2024
Views: 163416

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Telecube, putting together a basic 3d framework for Mode 7 Teletext using BBC Basic for SDL.
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by FourthStone
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Electrobots - new game for Elk/Beeb/Master
Replies: 65
Views: 2517

Re: Electrobots - new game for Elk/Beeb/Master

This is really gorgeous, so smooth, had a bit of a Citadel feel to the energy mechanic, can't wait to explore the whole game =D>
by FourthStone
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 2024
Views: 163416

Re: Acorn Art Thread

TelePunk (click for GIF)
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by FourthStone
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest
Replies: 51
Views: 773

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 5 - Tempest

Whoa, talk about fast, will take some getting used to.

Score: 13360
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by FourthStone
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1735

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Here's the link to my freshly posted YouTube video of the 20460 run for anyone who's interested : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvBTKz9zs9Q Good run through =D> I kept expecting to see a trick or shortcut that I'd missed during my play through but I think I complete some of the levels slightly fa...
by FourthStone
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1735

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Wondering the same, so we could either maximise our possible scores knowing there is only so many points based on speed bonus and keys collected, or just rely on dumb luck and keep running until we accidentally get the perfect optimal run with one life left... the second option sounds too contrived ...
by FourthStone
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1735

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Completed level 20 with 2 men spare but slightly less than Venger, probably some further level shortcuts to be found :-k

Score: 19890
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by FourthStone
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1735

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Practice mode In order to practice any of the screens, press simulaneously four keys ALIX , then during the demo mode , press SPACE on any of the screens to play it . This appears to work although I had CAPS & CTRL mapped to A & S and it wasn't working, once I turned off the key mapping it ...
by FourthStone
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1735

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Now at last level, tried a couple more times but couldn't make it there again... always tomorrow.

Score: 18640
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by FourthStone
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: general
Topic: Have you ever had one of those Hot-Collar moments?
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Have you ever had one of those Hot-Collar moments?

Phew! I recently bought an OSSC HDMI Open Source Scan Converter and was setting everything up for first use. My eldest son had left a 7.5v laptop power pack on my work space and I accidentally and unknowingly grabbed it and plugged into my brand new OSSC instead of the supplied 5v supply. Well nothi...
by FourthStone
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 2024
Views: 163416

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Perseverance, click for GIF.
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by FourthStone
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1735

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Getting closer... level 17.

Score: 16630
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by FourthStone
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from the land of Oz, (Melbourne anyway)
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Greetings from the land of Oz, (Melbourne anyway)

Welcome! I too went to a tech school in Melbourne with the same setup, could it be the same school? Rhymes with chilly :?: I used to hang around at lunchtime and sometimes after school coding and gaming, great times.

Enjoy this amazing forum and hope to hear more beeb stories from you :D
by FourthStone
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1735

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Bit further, little stuck on the logo screen.

Score: 13470
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by FourthStone
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1735

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Bit of progress, do others see the level number bug as per below?

Score: 12600
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Level bug?
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by FourthStone
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 2024
Views: 163416

Re: Acorn Art Thread

InTeleMission

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by FourthStone
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1735

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Made it to level 9, didn't see the key in the center top area otherwise... :-k

Score: 8230
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by FourthStone
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1735

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

KarateEd wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:16 pm
High Score Tables Updated......
I think you missed a few scores there Ed for Venger and myself [-X :lol:
by FourthStone
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1735

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Increase in score and frustration, level 4 is tricky #-o

Score: 3800
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by FourthStone
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: turbo-rascal-syntax-error-expected-now with added BBCmicro!
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: turbo-rascal-syntax-error-expected-now with added BBCmicro!

I want to try it out time permitting, loved using pascal on my school beeb bitd and kept using pascal for years after.
by FourthStone
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger
Replies: 128
Views: 1735

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 4 - Blagger

Love the load screen and the concept of this game, the collision detection and slow jumps take a bit of getting used to.

Score: 2000
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by FourthStone
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 2024
Views: 163416

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Little bit of Teletext Moon Patrol :D

NOTE: Click image for animation
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by FourthStone
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: miscellaneous new bbc and electron games
Topic: Breakout clone in 10 lines of BBC BASIC (max 80 chars per line)
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: Breakout clone in 10 lines of BBC BASIC (max 80 chars per line)

Nice game and well thought out logic such as a little randomness to prevent ball getting stuck horizontally =D> Cracked 1k points :mrgreen:

Couple of bytes you could reclaim with unused variables ME$ and YEAR :lol: =D>
by FourthStone
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 392
Views: 20949

Re: Teletext paint program

One thing that has been expressed frequently as a request is whether I can add a layer of information either over or under the main Teletext mode 7 rendered display. There are a few approaches that I can think of. The first would be to prepare your overlay as an image or images that you could displ...
by FourthStone
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 2024
Views: 163416

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Decided to try a sprite animation with telepaint, need to iron out a few usability issues but it's somewhat functional if not a little fiddly.

NOTE: Click image for animation
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by FourthStone
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 392
Views: 20949

Re: Teletext paint program

Question for Richard Russell :?: One thing that has been expressed frequently as a request is whether I can add a layer of information either over or under the main Teletext mode 7 rendered display. I currently can and do take a static copy of the mode 7 screen and then change modes to overlay infor...
by FourthStone
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 3 - Psycastria 2
Replies: 77
Views: 1775

Re: High Score Challenge Season 15 - Rd 3 - Psycastria 2

Spent an hour today attempting to 'play' but not getting into any sort of groove, either get wiped out by random ships / bullets or twitch my self into an obstacle :roll: I'm starting to think the first one is better as I was able to progress a bit further.

Score: 22275
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